Archive for February, 2012

Legislative Alert: AZ Senate Appropriations Hearing Budget Bills Tuesday, February 20, 2012

February 21st, 2012

Word came out mid-afternoon Monday February 19, 2012 that a package of ten budget bills had been assigned to both the Arizona Senate and House Appropriations Committees for Tuesday, February 20, 2012. Both committees are scheduled to begin at 8AM. ┬áThe late notification gave fewer than 18 hours for the public to review and prepare  Continue Reading >

Legislative Strikers Alert **Updated**

February 14th, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 . Here is a quick summary of four education related “Strike Everything” amendments that will be moving through the Senate Committee on Government–bypassing the Senate Education Committee–at 8 AM on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. “Strike Everything” amendments basically “gut” existing bills, regardless of topic, and insert new language on often unrelated  Continue Reading >

Public Education and our AZ Constitution

February 6th, 2012

Republished February 2012 . In less than two weeks, Arizona will be celebrating 100 years of statehood. Public officials across the state will gather to pay tribute to our progress since those early days as a territory, the challenges to secure statehood, and how the vision of our forefathers has been realized by the generations  Continue Reading >